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to supporting the f.a.a. and finding answers as quickly as possible. end quote. dan springer now with the news live in seattle not far from where teams assembled the dream liner, dan, this plane is loaded with a lot of new technology. is it not? >> it sure is, bill. it hasn't made a penny. but it's boeing showcase aircraft for sure. the 787 is the most technologically advanced and fuel efficient plane ever made. it's also supposed to provide the most comfort. it got there by using carbon composite instead of aluminum new electrical system one that generates twice as much power but weighs far less it also relies on lithium ion batteries certified by the faa but now being looked at because of these recent problems. airlines have had to cancel many flights as they scramble to find different planes that can fly these long routes, bill? >> dan is, there an incident occasion or do we know how long this could take boeing to get fixed? >> well, boeing has offered a quick, but temporary solution where the airlines would do more safety checks on those batteries. if that doesn't work, that doesn't get ac
, i didn't have to do that because he was pretty forthcoming. bill: so we still don't know though. dan kaplan, sports business journal. >> i'm great, thank you. bill: just the facts what did he confess to we can say? >> we don't know what he confessed to. we weren't in the livestrong room he theoretically apologized. he seemed to have a nonapology, apology, wherewithal the bad pr and publicity to the cancer institute. bill: that is good point. all the headlines yesterday that armstrong confessed. if you listen to the 20-minute address to his charity, it was poll guy for -- apology for having brought attention to the organization that was not wanted. i didn't hear, i'm sorry. >> it was a classic nonapology, apology. but you don't say i am sorry for what i did. i think it is pretty out there that he blood doped and there's --. bill: you believe that? >> there is so much evidence. the investigation, into the u.s. postal system team. there are so many witnesses to the actual doping. what i'm interested to see if oprah asks him, has he apologized to the people whose reputations and liveliho
for now. dan springer live in seattle where teams assem being the 787. the fa amp wants proof that batteries are safe before they can fly again is that what we can report? >> that is right, bill. the f.a.a. issued what they call an emergency air worthiness directive to potential fire risk in the 787 and grounding the u.s. airliner fleet grounded six planes all owned by united airline. this is a big change for the f.a.a. just last friday officials said the 787s were completely safe. even as they announced a comprehensive review of the plane's electrical system. even though analysts tell me they don't think the issue in japan today was all that serious in terms of the threat to the aircraft coming down. the feds have seen enough to jump in. all the recent problems the way the plane is powered. the lithium ion batteries are used to provide backup electricity. this directive will mean that united will be scrambling to move flights around -- planes around and flights getting cancelled. >> bill: how big of a problem is this for boeing. >> they may be getting close to a tipping point
in this plane. dan springer is live in seattle. what is the immediate impact of all this, dan? >> reporter: martha, officially it is a crisis for boeing. canceled flights, upset passengers all across the world. within hours of the faa directive to ground all 787s, other countries followed suit. airlines are scrambling to get other aircraft to fill in for the dreamliners. in most case that is not possible. in san jose, two flights to tokyo have been canceled. two are in jeopardy. this nonstop route was opened friday to a lot of fanfare. the faa is grounding the 787 because of quote, a potential battery fire risk. it was triggered by an emergency landing of a 787 in japan due to apparent overheatings of a battery, second time in eight years. business leaders who worked for years getting new flights to asia. they don't fault the airlines. they're upset with boeing. >> this is a company that put passengers ahead of profits and made a wise decision to make sure that boeing works out these kinks before they put another plane up in the air. >> reporter: and 49 dreamliners were in service. united
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